U.S Marine Sergeant Jason Amores, aged 29, was killed in Helmand province on 20th January 2011 after he stepped on a hidden explosive device whilst on patrol.
He was serving in the 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, based at Camp Pendleton, California.
In the late 1990s while he was in Lehigh Senior High School, Sgt. Amores was affectionately called "Mowgli." He played the saxophone and was an active member of the Lehigh Senior High School's Marching Band.